Nokia’s new HERE Maps mapping application has sailed through Apple’s App Store approval process, making its debut for iPhone and iPad as a free download.

Unveiled earlier in the month, the new app is based on data from Nokia’s NAVTEQ subsidiary, promising to help iOS users “feel like a local anywhere you go”.

Features include maps (obviously), live traffic data, searchable points of interest and businesses, voice-guided pedestrian navigation, and public transportation directions.

HERE Maps is the latest app aiming to capitalise on the launch troubles of Apple’s own Maps app for iOS, although the big picture is Nokia’s wider drive to make its mapping technology ubiquitous across smartphones and tablets, rather than confined to Windows Phone.